Environmental coalitions in Alameda County have been striving for the preservation of the Tri-Valley area for years. In November 2020, their hard work paid off when Measure D was approved by 56 percent of voters, overturning an earlier initiative that would have allowed developers to construct housing for a community of 30,000 people. The Sierra Club and other environmental organizations have joined forces with the county to defend the measure, which is now facing a legal challenge from Shea Homes, a North Livermore real estate developer. The case could go to trial this fall, and some experts believe that developers are unlikely to succeed due to the courts' respect for citizens' rights to zone their own communities. But how can environmental coalitions measure their success?The most important factor in gauging success is whether or not the coalition's objectives are accomplished.
In this case, the goal was to protect the Tri-Valley area from urban growth. If Measure D is upheld in court, then it can be said that the coalition was successful in achieving its goal. However, even if Measure D is overturned, it does not necessarily mean that the coalition has failed. It may be possible for them to continue their efforts and work towards achieving their goal. Another way to measure success is by looking at the impact that the coalition has had on public opinion.
If the coalition has been able to raise awareness about environmental issues and convince people to support their cause, then it can be said that they have been successful in this regard. This can be measured by looking at opinion polls or surveys conducted before and after the coalition's efforts. Finally, success can also be measured by examining how much money and resources have been invested in the coalition's efforts. If a large amount of money and resources have been invested in the coalition's efforts, then it can be said that they have been successful in this regard as well. In conclusion, environmental coalitions in Alameda County can measure their success by assessing whether or not their goals are achieved, the impact they have had on public opinion, and how much money and resources have been invested in their efforts. Ultimately, success is determined by whether or not their efforts have made a positive difference.